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Comedy Central
Nov 29, 2012 10:30am PST
. senate democrats with harry reid leading the charge want to drastically change the filibuster in order to limit the republicans' ability to oppose certain legislation. >> stephen: yes, harry reid is trying to stop republicans from blocking certain legislation. for instance, any legislation. he's chipping away at the sacred senatorial institution known as the filibuster which allows the minority party to prevent a bill from coming to a vote simply by speaking non-stop on the senate floor. for instance, by reading the phone book. that's how, in 1974, the d.c. metro area yellow pages were signed into law. (laughter) the courts have since repeatedly upheld that clay's audio has the most far out selection of 8-tracks in town. but in 1975, this rule was changed so that a senator didn't have to actually speak, merely state his intention of launching a filibuster. a technique made famous in the classic movie "mr. smith goes to washington and expresses his intention to late dore something." (laughter) now, harry reid's doing this because he claims republicans are abusing the filibuster. >> i ha
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
it pro-growth. >> on the democratic side, senate majority leader harry reid told reporters he would like credit for what congress previously cut. >> we have already done a billion dollars worth of cuts. >> today, the top democrat in the house took a similar approach. >> i think it's important to note we have already agreed to $1.5 trillion in cuts in the budget control act and other acts in this session of congress. so now we wait to see the revenue piece to that. >> asked what she would be willing to slash as part of this deal? >> we'll be talking about that later. >> rank and file house members say they realize more must be done now. >> we can means test entitlements, so for folks making $1 million year, you know, maybe they aren't able to access medicare. they have the means to buy their own healthcare. >> i know we can't afford to spend $690 billion on the defense, but there are smart ways and dumb ways to cut defense spending. for example, we still have bases all throughout western europe that there hasn't been a threat to western europe since 1989. >> beyond that, he didn't wa
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
middle class would be spending about $3,000 more. >> harry reid kept the focus on the president's winning campaign message of letting the tax cuts expire on incomes over $250,000 a year. >> the people who have done so well during this difficult time with the economy, the richest of the rich are going to have to pay a little more to solve the financial problems we have this this country. >> this is what the campaign has been all about. congressional democrats are making sure the message is simple, consistent, to the point and easy to consume. recent comments from david plouffe as well as lawmakers left the president's strategy open to interpretation. progressives were concerned the social safety net programs were on the chopping block, but today democrats were unified in their approach. they are all on the same page. the president was reluctant to agree to a deal cutting medicare and medicaid benefits. president obama is seeking $1.6 trillion in additional revenue over ten years and $340 billion in health care savings. the time says the deal would not affect benefits. that's the keyword, b
Current
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
boehner finished then senate majority leader harry reid took the podium to challenge republicans to come up with their own plan. >> we're saying extend the tax cuts for middle class. as part of that, of course, we know if we do nothing that top rates go up and the nats are waiting for the republicans to come forward with something because that's our proposal, period. >> eliot: on the debt ceiling speaker boehner retreated to the position that g.o.p. held last year. >> if we're going to talk about the debt limit in this, there's going to be some price tag associated with it. i continue to believe that any increase in the debt limit has to be accompanied by spending reductions that meet or exceed it. >> eliot: white house press secretary jay carney didn't think much of that idea. >> asking for a political price to be paid in order for congress to do its job to ensure that the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history is deeply irresponsible. >> eliot: despite boehner rejecting the president's proposal, democratic leaders seem to expect t
Comedy Central
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am PST
at majority leader harry reid is proposing changes to the filibuster that might make the senate less dysfunctional >> jon: that's actually very easy. you could the that with almost anything. make it so that only hungry kindergarteners and ovulating cats could be senators. that would make it less dysfunctional. i'm sorry we're talking about the filibuster >> one of reed's ideas is to reinstate the talking filibuster the old principle if you want to filibuster you actually have to stand on the floor for hours to make your case. >> jon: you don't have to do that now? you get to filibuster now without filibustering? that's like saying we're going to go on a hunger strike with a mouthful of cheese burgers. they used to read song lyrics for 13 hours. if you're going to solve the business for the entire country you better be willing to make an [bleep] out of yourself doing it. harry reid is trying to fix this mess >> what these democrats have in mind is a fundamental change to the way the senate operates for the purpose of consolidating their own power. i implore members on both sides to op
FOX
Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
and commodities took more of a downturn, possibly following comments from senate leader harry reid that budget talks may be stallng out. groupon shares rallied on word talks are underway about a new ceo. investors poured money into green mountain after the close. the stock gained 20% after hours on better-than-expected earnings. and the new apple imac will go on sale friday. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us now for a closer look at today's trading market. good to have you on the show larry. always good to see your smile. a lot of reports were surfacing yesterday that harry reid actually moved the market because he said that talks had stalled out over the fiscal cliff. do you buy into that? > > perhaps. right now, the market seems to be shrugging its shoulders at every headline that comes in, because we are hearing so much. but what harry reid said was really a game- changer, about perhaps trying to curb filibusters. that would be a game-changer, and would put a lid on the stock market. > he could have that much power? unbelievable. all right, let's move on to our next question
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 2:30am PST
have to. >> what do you got? >> we have senate majority leader harry reid trying -- >> harry reid is not hugh hefner. >> they don't even look alike. they might be close to the same age though. >> jon stewart thinks there is trouble getting harry reid's bill passed. take a look. >> will is something about this i actually don't understand. if the republicans can filibuster anything the democrats propose, then how can the democrats reform the filibuster without being filibustered? >> democrats have said they won't move forward on any changes before january when the 113th congress begins. at that point, under conditions that only apply on the first day of a new session they could alter the senate rules by a simple majority. >> they're just making. [ beep ] up. what kind of rule is that? we can't do it except on the first day of a new session when ryan is in the house of the rising sun and jupiter and mars and the opposite day in the girl senators get to as the boy senators to the dance. crazy rules like these get in the way. how do you expect anything to get done? >> the senate was not e
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
about structuring a world so you can win. the second quote is from our majority leader, harry reid, he said in december of 2010 that the republicans have had lots of opportunities to offer amendments. the problem is not the offering of amendments. we will allow them to offer amendments. they are not satisfied with that. they want the results. they are not willing to offer an amendment that they may lose. they are only willing to offer amendments that they win. and i think this is a good way to start off our discussion and i think the convention, many of you are aware, it is the way that most people in academia and the media and on capitol hill think about obstruction. which is the minority party in the senate have a lot of procedural ideas with which to obstruct the agenda of senate majority. it goes on to say that parties do they have become increasingly polarized and partisanship. and that induces a willingness to obstruct the agenda of the senate majority. this seems to bring him out the intellect. lastly, this result in gridlock. this is how people talk about obstruction today. the
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
, harry reid. in fact, harry reid is going to make some comments in a matter of moments which you will see live and will no doubt move the markets one way or the other. let's get straight to the trading action today. in front of me mike murphy, john najarian, joe terranova, josh brown. more of the same, doc. markets up on what seems to be a pretty good day. >> the more they zip it, the more we go up. as soon as they talk, we go down. it's not democrat or republican. doesn't matter if it's harry reid or if it's boehner. when they came out -- or when boehner came out and we're about to get reid as well. when boehner came out and said it's not balanced, we don't have cuts on the table, the white house is not trying, i said yesterday that this increases the gamma, the rate of change of delta. that's what gamma is. it goes up. we're seeing larger and larger risk built into this based on how long these negotiations take. if they drag it out and they don't get substantive issues on the table like cuts as well as taxes, then we're going to be closer to the cliff. that's why all these spec
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 4:00pm EST
brain, so you should ask him. >> senate majority leader harry reid digging in his heels, referring to house speaker john boehner when asked about the republican's position that the ball is in the democrat's court. he said he doesn't understand his brain. we'll hear what reid's nevada constituents think about the job he's doing. >>> also, could our debt mean the death of the dollar bill? i don't mean the value of the dollar. i mean the actual dollar bill. it may be on the endangered species list. stay with us. back in a moment. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. chevron ceo john watson telling me exclusively today that the second largest u.s. energy company is moving forward on investments despite f
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm EST
democrats of not being serious. what did the democrats have to say? well, listen to harry reid. >> republicans know where we stand. we've said it, we've said it, we've said it so many times. the president said the same thing. it's been weeks, at least two weeks, since we met at the white house. we're still waiting for a serious offer from the republicans. >> so neither the democrats nor the republicans are serious according to the democrats and the republicans. what's really going on here, guys? i think we should put it into serious context. the negotiation. both sides want more concessions from the other side than they're seeing right now. that's why you've seen these duelling press conferences. both sides trying to put the political pressure on the other to cave in here. we're not likely to see any real cave-ins any time soon on this. i talked to harry reid earlier today. i asked him whether or not tim geithner had brought a specific offer up here to the republicans from the president. he said no. no specific offer today. in fact, he said the president made the offer from the democrats two w
FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm EST
democrats did not put any spending cuts on the table, but senate majority leader harry reid did embrace reublicans who have turned against one of the party's most influential forces. >> one obstacle standing beyond congress and compromise, grover norquist. bullying lawmakers willing to put their oath of office and promised to serve constituents ahead of the pledge to lead this antax sell it. his brand of ideological extremism has been bad for congress and work for -- worse for the country. distancing themselves this week. i appreciate that very much. lou: with the majority leader's things we turn now to the man at the center of mr. reed's spewing of vitriol, of variable stream. we are joined by grover norquist , president of americans for tax reform. i have to ask you. how does it feel to be a bully of lawmakers? i like this part especially, anti-tax sell at. the logical extremists. to find yourself is really being pointed that as the problem, not part of the solution here suddenly. how do you feel that? >> well, look. harry reid had a plan. he and obama and nancy pelosi were going to s
FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
here suddenly. how do you feel that? >> well, look. harry reid had a plan. he and obama and nancy pelosi were going to spend a great deal of money, and then they were going to turn to the republicans and say, okay. why don't you be responsible and raise taxes, put your finger prints on a tax increase to pay for our bigger government. republicans said no. harry reid has had a hissy fit for four years now, i'm happy the republicans would not raise taxes to pay for is bigger government. the problem is the american people don't want their taxes raised. lou: what i asked was how you feel? >> i am pleased as punch. harry reid, at having a hissy fit at me, he's really mad at the american people for not wanting to raise taxes. he personalizes it with me. lou: what about those folks like senator john mccain, senator lindsay gramm, senator chambliss the list goes on. i mean -- >> it doesn't go on. it does not go on. here's the good news. all the people who last week and said we might raise taxes under certain circumstances with the same people who said that two years ago. and every news med
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
-- okay it is not on the stuff i just talked about. apparently harry reid is trying to move heaven and earth for a waiver to allow food in the congressional auditorium. let may get this straight. let me get this straight. a special screening of steven spielberg's movie "lincoln" -- if i am reading it right harry wants to get the -- get by the hurdle of preventing food in the auditorium for the" lincoln" thing. it is movie night for politicians who have neither guts nor grace and just fire. incredible. >> yes, it all gets better and better on basic cable. talk about looney bins, the house is voting to strike the word lune lunetic. who is the lunetic who didn't vote? he is here. we book the lunetics. you saw it for what it was. what the heck were they trying to do here? >> well, why would we even need to do this? they said well we changed the word retarded. yes, i know some people found that offensive, but lunatic is a good word. my communications said ap and all of these others are wanting a statement. why did you cast the only no vote against this? i typed up a statement and said, look
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 4:00am EST
harry reid overnight really sparked some jitters in this session today, so we have red across the board. the shanghai composite, it is well and truly below that 2011 level, shedding another .9 of a percent. the hang seng was feeling some of that pressure from chinese stocks and shedding .6 of a percent. it was the mainland banks that were the culprit. they didn't fare as badly if the mainland. some capital requirement rules are going to be implemented that are raising concerns about loans and the ability of these major banks to give out loans the remainder of year. we have the kospi in south korea down .7 of 1%. we had a north korean launch site showing increased activity. that just increased the jitters in this market. the japanese markets, they have really been on a rally, on a roll, on a tear over the last few weeks. the nikkei 225 has gained more than 9% just the last two weeks alone. the yen had something to do with this. it did strengthen a little bit against the dollar, and it continues to do so, down about half a percent as you just mentioned. so all in all, kelly, from investor
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
to harry reid's dismal statement. i got an e-mail with it all in caps, the market is coming in on these headlines from harry reid. this matters, every word they say matters and white house press secretary jay carney was on the defense today. he pointed out as he had done yesterday that the president spoke on the phone with senate majority leader harry reid and john boehner over the weekend. and besides carney says, the president has to talk directly to the american people. >> it is vitally important that ordinary americans actively engage in this debate because the outcome of these negotiations and the hopeful product of these negotiations are the product that we hope emerges from these negotiations will profoundly affect their lives. >> so is the president, the missing ingredient to really nailing down a fiscal cliff deal? could he end the drama right now if he stayed put in washington and held a series of face-to-face meetings with reid, mcconnell, boehner, and pelosi instead of his planned meetings this week with small business owners, business leaders and middle class american
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
senator harry reid here in the hallway, asking him a very specific question. i said did treasury secretary tim geithner come up here with a new specific offer for republicans? is that what he laid down on the table for speaker john boehner today? reid told me -- no, there was no specific offer here today from geithner to the republican side. he said that the president of the united states made the democrats' over two weeks ago and there's been no new specific offer since then. i think that explains a little bit of why we saw this reaction from speaker john boehner a little while after he met with geithner. take a listen to how boehner described today's events. >> despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. and secondly, no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. >> sue, on a lighter note, it looks like there are negotiations going on up here. i just saw a plate of lunch being brought in to the room where we believe that sec
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 10:00am PST
grandfather's democratic party. what you here from barack obama, harry reid, nancy pelosi, dick durban is not lowering all tax rates to get economic growth. you have a modern democratic party that is so far to the left that they believe in sunday amount alley anti-american concepts of radical wealth redistribution in order to equalize everyone. that is not what america is all b. the leading party that is leading the country in terms of the white house and congress really believes that by force, i don't mean by military force like the old school communist and social lists did, but by force of the tax code and redistribution of policies like obamacare they intend to force that on the american people. megyn: keurs te megyn: durbin chose two good people to make that example of. people don't love and reveer the hedge fund manager, they make other people a lot of money and they make a lot of money but most people have respect for our navy seals. is he on point? >> i do think he's on point. what monica just said, radical redistribution, we are talking about the radical redistribution is going back t
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am PST
that shouldn't change. harry reid feels differently. and the president feels differently. >> the president is right to say this is an extreme measure and was used irresponsibly last year. just to clarify and tellyear. the viewers what you are talking about. the republicans in exchange for raising the debt limit said we'll do it but there have to be spending cuts to offset the amount of debt. >> what i don't like about the debt ceiling process is we have a process to create budget and there are congress and committees. things are supposed to go through both houses and get voatds on. i think this is going outside the democratic process. the republican numbers went down much more than barack obama's did last year. i think they have to be careful about what they are doing here. >> i think the reason simon doesn't like it is because it gives the republicans leverage to force the president to deal with the debt. the president has as much chance of succeeding as you have of getting john bolton to cry on your show. megyn: i think i can do it. a challenge? >> i bet you can. in the last 27
Current
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
punished. but take care, harry reid says he feels bad that you have a deal with the rapid members of the tea party. so for more on the story i'm joined by dan gross the global business editor are the daily beast, and joining us from politico's arlington virginia's newsroom. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> great to be here. >> dan, let me begin with you. maybe you can give us a feel of why exactly the tea party republicans are upset with boehner's proposal, specifically? >> they are still under the illusion that deficits can be reduced without getting more revenues. you saw this--this has been there sort of article of faith for many years and it has been the republican orthodoxy back in 2011 when arguing with the debt ceiling and spending cuts and nothing about increased revenues, and boehner said he got 98% of what he wanted. when romney was running for office, there was not a peep until the end of the campaign. he was basically saying we could have a balanced budget amendment. we could cap spending and cut it. so their own colleagues have not told them these last many
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it doesn't work. >> harry reid wasted no time explaining why the boehner proposal is not serious. >> math. you can't get from here to there unless you raise the rates. that's why romney couldn't explain it during the presidential election. no one can explain it because you can't do it. >> jay carney says the speaker's plans raises more questions than answers. >> we don't know who pays. we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual legislation to increase revenues. it's magic beans and ferry dust. >> john boehner's heavy-handed approach to leadership, boehner and the republican steering committee kicked four republican congressmen out of their committee seats for voting against party leadership in the past. but boehner finds himself in an increasingly weak position. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell refused to take a position on boehner's debt plan today. >> i have no particular observation other than i commend the house leadership for trying to move. the process along and getting to a point where hopefully we can
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
to raise revenues. >> eric: what would -- >> dana: what would harry reid mean by that? get credit on cuts they made. on what? >> bob: that is a $60,000 question. i'm not sure what he is talking about. but i know there will be cuts if entitlement program. readjust in the the entitlement program. there will be a tax increase on the wealthier americans of some size. i cannot believe that obama is going to travel around the country to make us think about this. if he doesn't think he will get them to go along with some marginal increase rates. >> dana: good point. let's get your take on that. president off campaign trail and major victory in the 2012 election. now he will go out and sell the plan he believes he just run on. does he need the road show to get support for this? >> andrea: that is all he does is the road shows. this is how he wins. how he won the election. with a giant p.r. offensive. we'll be losers because it doesn't change the policy. i don't begin to know how harry reid thinks or how his brain works. if you believe what nancy pelosi said, she said if you want to look what
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
structuring the world so you can win. >> that's the first, the second is from harry reid, and he said in december of 2010 that they, being the republicans, have had a lot of opportunities to offer amendments. the problem is not the offering of amendments, but we'll allow them to offer amendments, but they are not satisfied with that. they want the results. they are not willing to offer an amendment they may lose. they are only willing to offer amendments they will win. i think this is a good way to start the discussion of obstruction in the senate today, and the conventional view many of you are aware of. i think norm will do the conventional view justice here, and it's the way people in ac academia and capital hill think about obstruction which is that the minority party in the senate and individual members have a lot of prerogatives under their voice with which to advance their own goals and obstruct the agenda of senate majority. the conventional view says that parties today have become increasingly polarized and partisanship at an all-time high. that reduces in the senate, the mar jo
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm EST
john boehner, harry reid, the market tanks and any signs of disagreement. don't fret, next guest is here to tell you about how to behave in this atmosphere in a way he believes will make you money. joining me now in a fox business should listen. what are you teaching your employees, your traders, what are you telling them to do right now? >> you have to be communicating with your clients, you cannot trade this as an individual trader. you have to be prepared there is a decline, what will happen if congress recesses without a bridge to get us over the fiscal cliff the market will go down precipitously perhaps 1000 points and it will be the markets way to say let's come back, you made the mistake like they did four years ago. tracy: the market dropped 1000 points or what have you, get in? >> to be a generational buying opportunity. this is based on congressional ineptitude. the fact is the economy has a tail wind, the market is fundamentally attracted, the valuations are reasonable. you have earnings growth. if we can bridge the fiscal cliff and get a comprehensive tax reform and enti
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 11:00am EST
hold meetings with top congressional leaders. senate democratic leader harry reid, now he is meeting with house speaker john boehner, that meeting just getting underway, after that meeting with senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and house democratic leader nancy pelosi and with the president and republicans on raising taxes republicans are trying to shift the focus to spending cuts and entitlement reform. >> i hope when tim geithner comes to capitol hill that he will put forward something concrete. so far all we got out of the administration are these demands for higher taxes, they're willing to discuss what is driving federal spending and debt and that is in title and programs. peter: we learned president obama and john boehner spoke for 15 minutes last night. i just bumped into a senior leader among senate democrats and asked him how he felt about this news and he said -- he was more optimistic about these negotiations today. he thought perhaps this man the speaker and the president were exchanging proposals on avoiding the fiscal cliff, john boehner has a press conference at
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
, and we're well above that now at 2016. the treasury secretary getting ready to meet with harry reid. >> the treasury secretary is actually here in the building at the capitol, a few minutes ago he walked into harry reid's office for that meeting. he's going to be there for about 45 minutes, what he's going to say to harry reid is anybody's guess at this moment. he just said good morning to those of us in the press and walked on by as he usually does. we're expecting that he's going to go from harry reid's office over to the speaker of house's office and meet with john boehner. and interestingly enough, he's going to meet with paul ryan. where that goes is also anybody's guess, but before that meeting, the speaker's office telling us they accepted the meeting only on the condition that the white house bring up some specific spending cuts and get serious about spending, i talked to senator lindsay gram, a republican, just before geithner walked into the building. he said he doesn't think there's that much asphalt on the road for reins to talk about tax increases at this point, he want f s to
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
secretary tim geithner will be meeting with congressional leaders. first harry reid at about 10:00 and then followed by a session with john boehner, eric cantor, paul ryan and chairman of the house's tax writing ways and means committee dave camp. also lunch with republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi. yesterday a number of high profile corporate leaders met with president obama at the white house, including lloyd blankfein. >> both sides have acknowledge there had is revenue concessions and entitlement concessions. in fact if you listen to it, again, i'm not a master of the political art here, but i would say if you have these point of views in a business context, i would say a deal would be in reach. >> among our guests this morning, we have ron johnson. at the white house today, president obama will host mitt romney for a private lunch. it's their first meeting since the election. and this his victory speech, obama promised to engage with romney and consider his ideas. >> a lot of people didn't think the lunch would ever happen. >> interesting if he's goi
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:00pm EST
think it is the republicans who aren't being serious up on capitol hill. take a listen to harry reid a little while ago as well. >> republicans know where we stand. we've said it, we've said it, we've said it so many times. president has said the same thing. it's been weeks -- at least two weeks since we met at the white house. we're still waiting for a serious offer from the republicans. >> i folk harry reid here in the hallway up on capitol hill. i asked him what the offer was, if any, from treasury secretary geithner to republicans today in this series of meetings he's been having on capitol hill. reid told me that there was no offer, none from geithner specifically to republicans. what reid said to me was, look, the president of the united states made the democrats an offer and that was two weeks ago. that seems to be what's unfolding here on capitol hill. republicans frustrated they're not getting a specific offer on spending cuts from the democrats. >> eamon, you're up there all the time. right? give us a sense of hope. is there a sense behind the scenes, both parties know what t
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
senators, governors, state legislators, take is to the american people. i know harry reid plays games and says me but you shouldn't do that. you're better than that. >> grover, answer my question. don't play games right now. will you -- do you think that they should actually vote -- >> i'll answer -- >> -- do you -- >> i will answer your question. we just had to take off the question the nonsense attack that i expect from harry reid. i will call mr. boehner tomorrow shortly after i call harry reid and ask him to make sure that the senate rules will allow open debate and open amendment and that he won't play games as he's been doing for the last four years, and when harry agrees to that, i will call boehner and ask him to alter house rules. >> okay. >> i'll make similar phone calls. i don't know if john boehner will take my call but i will make a similar phone call. >> you're calling reid as well? >> oh, yes, absolutely. >> okay. tood > ao pr a3preenofheund ta >>> it is my privilege to present our nation's highest military decoration, the medal of honor, to a soldier as humble as he is
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
they are at least talking and harry reid said something very interesting to me, the democratic senate leader. he said that boehner might be in a position now where he has to choose between keeping the speakership and protect country, very tough stakes from harry reid, really putting you the pressure on speaker boehner. tyler? >> we are hearing word that potentially new senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts may join the senate banking committee. have you heard that? what does that mean? >> we have heard that. we have been able to confirm that independently. and it is something that the wall street lobby here in washington was expecting to see. they thought that elizabeth warren would angle into and be able to get it under harry reid. i think the question now from what kind of senator does elizabeth warren become? a lot of folks here think she will try to broaden her mandate a little bit outside of the wall street bailiwick and try to do something a little bit more mainstream with a little bit more broad appeal, a la hillary clinton in her first couple of months up here on capitol h
PBS
Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
the senate. the combatants-- democratic majority leader harry reid and republican minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> americans believe congress is broken. once again, the only ones who disagree are mitch mcconnell and the republican party. >> i've never said the senate's working fine. i think the senate's been disastrously run for the last two years. >> the american people know, democrats and republicans, that this place isn't working and there needs to be some changes so that we can proceed to get some legislations passed. >> disastrously run. but not because of the rules, but because of the operation. and it's certainly not the fault of the republicans. >> holman: the war of words comes as democrats look to make changes to senate rules playing a big role in that gridlock, specifically, use of the filibuster-- used to block or delay senate action on a bill by debating it at length or offering numerous procedural roadblocks unless a super- majority of 60 senators votes to proceed. veteran congress-watcher norman ornstein is with the american enterprise institute, a conservative t
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
something like that happening again. >> also late tonight, harry reid said the three republicans are politicizing the benghazi matter, calling it, quote, outrageous. >> shepard: catherine herridge in washington. the white house and congress have five weeks to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. that would mean automatic tax hikes and spending cuts at the same time and an economists say it could cause another resomething. the president met with congressional leaders from both parties, but harry reid says there has not been much progress since then. mike emmanuel is on capitol hill. republicans are asking for changes to social security and medicare. any common ground? >> shep, in public, it does not sound like it. top republican leaders say if you want to avoid the fiscal cliff, you need to address the drivers of our debt. >> we know that the only way we can solve our long-term debt and deficit problem is to fix the unsustainable growth rates of our very popular entitlement programs. the president has from time to time indicated an openness to that. now
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
senate majority leader harry reid is threatening to push for a change to the filibuster rules that would give minority members less power. but the minority leader mitch mcconnell says that would be the equivalent of blowing up the senate. doug mckelway with the news live on capitol hill for us tonight. doug, they call it the nuclear option. >> yeah, they call it the nuclear option because the party that exercises the nuclear option, that pulls the trigger on the nuclear option can suffer ultimately the fallout from that nuclear chain reaction if they ultimately become the minority party at some point in the future. minority leader mitch mcconnell put it this way during a floor speech on the senate today. >> are you prepared to live under the rules you are now demanding? >> the nuclear option would allow the majority to end filibuster or defeat amendment bias a simple majority vote. not the 60 votes or the 3/5ths majority vote that the senate rules have required and put into place for better than 30 years now. threshold that the historians say honor the founder's intent to limit the
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